Tour code: AMTT- 212
Duration: 16 Days / 15 Nights / by surface + air
Addis/ADD- Blue Nile Waterfalls – Lake Tana – Gonder – Semien National Park – Axum – Yeha – rock-hewn churches of Lailibela – Addis Ababa – Lake Wonchi-Addis/ADD
DAY 01: Arrival in Addis Ababa
DAY 02: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar, 560 km
DAY 03: Morning visit to one of Ethiopia’s most famous tourist attractions, the Blue Nile Waterfalls, almost 50 meters high and known as Tis Issat in Amharic, “smoking water”.
DAY 04: Bahir Dar – Gonder, 180 km we drive to Gonder, the 17th century capital of Ethiopia.
DAY 05: [Gonder – Semien Lodge, 130 km From Gonder, our journey continues to the National Park of the Semien Mountains, one of the major mountain ranges in Africa.
DAY 06: Semien Lodge - Axum, 285 km Today our destination is the legendary city of Axum, capital of the Axumite Empire that existed from 400 BC to 950 AD
DAY 07: A full day of sightseeing in this fascinating ancient city, with visits to the following attractions:
DAY 08: Excursion to the village of Yeha.
DAY 09: Departure from Axum after breakfast. We cross into Ethiopia’s northern Tigray Region and motor to Adwa, site of a famous 1896 battle in which the Ethiopians defeated an invading Italian army.
DAY 10: Mekele - Lalibela, 315 km drive to Lalibela, inhabited mostly by Ethiopian Orthodox Christians and, like Axum, one of Ethiopia's holiest cities, known as the Ethiopian Jerusalem.
DAY 11+12: Two days of sightseeing in and around fabulous Lalibela, focusing on the local churches, carved from the rock and connected by a labyrinth of trenches and tunnels; they were built in the 12th century.
DAY 13: flight to Addis Ababa. Arrival and additional sightseeing in the capital, including a visit to the National Museum, featuring the remains of “Lucy,”
DAY 14: Excursion to one of the most beautiful sites in Ethiopia, Wonchi Crater Lake, situated in a lush setting at an altitude of 2,780 meters.
DAY 15: Departure